Virtual How To

Virtual How To

For our virtual worship and fellowship opportunities, we are using Zoom and/or Facebook Live. Bulletins are available for download so you can follow along every week. If you have any questions about signing up, please email Melissa, who will do her best to help.

Zoom on Computer

  1. Visit Zoom’s website
  2. Click “Sign up” in the upper right corner
  3. If you have a gmail or Facebook account, you’re nearly there! Scroll down and select gmail or facebook, whichever you would like to use to set up the account. Follow the prompts and you’re all set
  4. If you prefer, select an email address you would like to use for Zoom. Enter it and follow the prompts, then you’re set to go
  5. A link is sent to parishioners for Zoom-based services and fellowship gatherings — please check your emails for these. Remember, please DO NOT share the link with anyone who isn’t a parishioner as we are limited to the number that can join. If non-parishioners use it, we risk our members being unable to. Visitors are welcome to attend via Facebook Live or YouTube for services.

Zoom on Smartphone

  1. Go to your preferred app store and search for Zoom
  2. Download the app
  3. Open the app
  4. Select the option to set up an account
  5. If you have a gmail or Facebook account, you’re nearly there! Scroll down and select gmail or facebook, whichever you would like to use to set up the account. Follow the prompts and you’re all set
  6. If you prefer, select an email address you would like to use for Zoom. Enter it and follow the prompts, then you’re set to go
  7. A link is sent to parishioners for Zoom-based services and fellowship gatherings — please check your emails for these. Remember, please DO NOT share the link with anyone who isn’t a parishioner as we are limited to the number that can join. If non-parishioners use it, we risk our members being unable to. Visitors are welcome to attend via Facebook Live or YouTube for services.

Facebook

The best directions to set up a Facebook account may be found on their website. They offer answers to a number of questions there as well.

Once you have set up an account, if you are on a computer go to our page and click “like.” Then you’ll see our updates on your feed. When you see our posts come up, be sure to “like” or comment on them. This interaction prompts Facebook to allow more folks following our page to see the posts.

If you are on the Facebook app, go to the search function (the magnifying glass) and search for “beckford parish.” Select “the episcopal churches of shenandoah” when it appears. Click the “thumbs up” icon to like the page. Then you’ll see our updates on your feed. When you see our posts come up, be sure to “like” or comment on them. This interaction prompts Facebook to allow more folks following our page to see the posts.

To join Facebook Live events, go to our page at the scheduled time. The video should appear. If it doesn’t, refresh the page. 

For our Sunday Virtual Worship Services, we are using Zoom along with Facebook Live. The Coffee Hour after is via Zoom only. If you’re new to Zoom, it is easy to set up. Here are a few additional tips to help you feel more comfortable using it:

Zoom Tips

  1. Keep trying! Don’t give up! If you are having trouble, let us know and we’ll do our best to help you.
  2. The Zoom link goes out Thursdays in the Weekly Update email.
  3. For security, a Zoom usher lets folks until the Sunday service between 9:45 and 10:15 a.m. If you join later, you’re welcome to watch via Facebook Live.
  4. Once in the Zoom Room, please stay “muted” unless you’re speaking to the group. If you’re not muted and make any noise, even a cough, the service will switch focus and sound to you. There is a microphone icon on the left side of the screen: if there is a red line through it, you are muted. Click the icon to mute and unmute.
  5. Look at yourself and adjust your screen accordingly so that we see YOU and not just the top half of your head (or up your nose).
  6. Come as you are! There’s no need to dress up or even use video if you’d prefer not to. What matters is we’re together!
  7. All Sunday service videos are posted on our website a day or two after the service so you can watch any time. It is available on Facebook a few minutes after the service ends.